Garmin GNS 430 Docking Station

$250.00
$250.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 3629A

Great for:

Learning new avionics

Entering flight plans at home




There’s simply no better way to learn how to operate a new panel-installed GPS than to twist knobs and push buttons. Now you don’t have to go to the airport to do that. These portable Docking Stations are custom made for popular Garmin GPSs: simply slide your GPS out of the airplane (using a 3/32 allen wrench) and into this Dock, and you can practice without running down your airc...Read more
Great for:
Learning new avionics
Entering flight plans at home


There’s simply no better way to learn how to operate a new panel-installed GPS than to twist knobs and push buttons. Now you don’t have to go to the airport to do that. These portable Docking Stations are custom made for popular Garmin GPSs: simply slide your GPS out of the airplane (using a 3/32 allen wrench) and into this Dock, and you can practice without running down your aircraft’s battery. Learn how to navigate through pages, set up approaches and use advanced features (using simulator mode on your GPS). Also great for entering flight plans at home. Optional cooling fan is recommended if units are to be used for over 1 hour. Docking Stations convert regular household 110V to DC power for the avionics.
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Reliability
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Ease Of Use
4.7 / 5
Value
3.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (4)
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I received the product just few days ago and so far it performs very well.
November 17, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Better instructions please
I gave it a 4star because the instructions were confusing on the startup. It states to wait for a “green” light but it’s only ever been red??The cooling fan setup instructions again are not clear enough regarding the attaching of the vent tube to the unit. I was looking for a place to attach the fan but I guess it’s suppose to just hang there. Not the best for portability.
October 18, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Worth the money
The only disappointment is the flimsy plug that goes into back of the gps radio. The plug fell apart when I disconnected it from the radio. The fix was a tie wrap around the plug to hold it together. The power supply is quiet and construction is sturdy and other than the plug, we’ll designed. That’s the reason for a 4 star review. This is the only way to get hands on experience without the distraction of flying a plane or killing a battery on the ground. Well worth the money.
April 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
2 / 5
A very expensive unit but great to be able to bring the unit home to practice instrument approaches and navigation. You could save the money, however, and just practice with the Garmin software (free).
February 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
LOVE IT!!!!!
runs a Garmin GNS 430 and a GPS 400. It has a 5.5 mm 2.1 mm plug on it with 14 VDC out so it can run my Garmin GNC 250XL, I just made a jumper using two male 5.5mm plugs. Of course they have one on the vendor site you can buy for $49...I'm cheap so I made my own. This docking station is perfect, I LOVE IT....I might have mentioned that already.
October 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Will this work on a GTN-650 too?
Brett B on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, It is specific for the 430.
Is this compatible with the garmin gnc 420?
michael l on Mar 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is - same size.
What wattage does this unit require for safe use?
Len H on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Docking Stations convert regular household 110V to DC power for the avionics.
Can this unit convert 240V to avionics power as used in Australia and other places around the World? A good idea.
Len H on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This unit converts 120V to dc power for avionics. Garmin does not have a unit that converts 240v.
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